MSI Kombustor 4.1.0 Released (Updated: v4.1.5)

MSI Kombustor 4 - PhysX test



1 – Release Notes

This new version of MSI Kombustor brings the support of recent GeForce RTX GPUs (RTX 2080 SUPER, variants of RTX 2060/2070 SUPER). The main user interface has been updated and list of detected GPUs is displayed:

MSI Kombustor 4 - main GUI

A new PhysX 4 test has been added: PhysX 4 CPU medium++. The main goal of this test is to increase the CPU workload in CPU PhysX mode. With some Core i7/i8/i9, with at least 6 or more physcial cores, the overall core usage was around 50% with previous PhysX 4 CPU medium test. Now the medium++ test increases the overall core usage to around 80%. More boxes have been added and the number of PhysX solver iterations has been pushed up.

The PhysX 4 engine is the latest version 4.1.1 released by NVIDIA few days ago.

MSI Kombustor 4 - MSI-01 test - free lookat camera

The MSI-01 test has now a control panel in demo mode, that offers a free look at mode and the selection of post processing filters. This control panel is not available in benchmarking mode.

MSI Kombustor 4 - MSI-01 test - free lookat camera

And last addition to this new version of Kombustor is a short technical guide (PDF). This guide (msi-kombustor-technical-guide.pdf) is available in MSI Kombustor folder.

MSI Kombustor 4.1.0 is based on the latest GeeXLab


2 – Changelog

Version - 2020.02.12
- disabled artifact scanning with all PhysX 4 tests.

Version - 2020.02.12
- fixed a bug in artifact scanning with 
  demo "(GL) msi-01 (burn-in mode)".
- fixed a bug in all VRAM stress test demos 
  (like (GL) FurMark-Donut-XXXXMB): now VRAM is correctly 
  filled with data (lot of textures).
- updated with latest GeeXLab SDK libs (v0.29.14.0)

Version - 2020.01.23
- added support of Radeon RX 5700 XT, Radeon RX 5500 XT, 
  Radeon RX 5600 XT, GeForce RTX 2060 with TU104 GPU 
  and GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER.
- updated with latest GeeXLab SDK libs (v0.29.12.0)
- fixed screen name bug (always anonymous) in score 
  submission box.

Version - 2019.12.12
- fixed the launch of the PhysX 4 test: 
  "(GL) msi-02 (PhysX4 GPU - hard)"
- fixed bugs in the Vulkan renderer.
- the log file is now saved in user's temp folder
- updated with latest GeeXLab SDK libs (v0.29.9.0)
- added support of NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000/4000/5000 Mobile, 
  GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile,
  GeForce RTX 2060/2070/2080 Mobile, Quadro T1000/T2000 Mobile,
  and AMD Radeon RX 5500.
- added support of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER.

Version - 2019.10.02
! fixed a bug in the Vulkan renderer (window resizing).
! updated with latest GeeXLab SDK libs (v0.29.3.0)

Version - 2019.08.22
! added a simple GPU monitoring to the main GUI. 
+ added a control panel to the MSI-01 in demo mode.
+ added a technical guide (PDF).
+ added PhysX4 CPU/GPU medium++ test that increases
  the number of rigid bodies (6000) and increases the 
  PhysX solver interations.
+ added support of GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER and added
  new RTX 2060/2070 SUPER.
! improved the Vulkan renderer (bugfixes + minor changes).
! updated with latest GeeXLab SDK libs (v0.29.0.0)
  including PhysX SDK 4.1.1.

4 thoughts on “MSI Kombustor 4.1.0 Released (Updated: v4.1.5)”

  1. Vinh Quang Tran

    Anyone having problems running (GL) msi-02 (PhysX4 GPU – hard)? My laptop won’t run it and it doesn’t produce any error. Tests like (GL) msi-02 (PhysX4 GPU – medium++) and (GL) msi-02 (PhysX4 GPU – medium) run fine without any trouble.
    – Dell G7 7588
    – Intel Core i7-8750H
    – Intel UHD 630 + GTX 1060 Max-Q 6GB
    – 8GB RAM

  2. Frank

    My Kombustor 4.1.5 flickers completely. only in the stress test window 1280×720 it runs perfectly.
    ASRock Z77 Pro4
    Intel Core i5-3570K
    16 GB Ram G Skill Ares F3
    Deleting and reinstalling did not bring any change

    1. Frank

      I’m sorry… I forgot my graphics card
      EVGA Geforce GTX 960 SSC ACx 2.0 4GB

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